Q: What does every Christmas track
need but has been sadly overlooked by most sample
A: Sleigh Bells
Q: What are Sonokinetic going to do
A: Program a ridiculously comprehensive collection
of tempo-synced sleigh bells and give it to you for
FREE as an extra special xmas gift.
Sonokinetic brings you this treat,
free for anyone to enjoy, but no less powerful than
our paid-for libraries. We figured it’s a time for
giving presents, and we wanted to thank all of you
for the 5 years you kept Sonokinetic going strong,
and growing to the company it is today…Thank You!
So for this special package, we
donned our comedy Santa hats and recorded 6
different sizes of sleigh bells, ranging from just
one bell to a 25 bell stick. The samples were
captured using apogee hardware and a violet audio
flamingo stereo microphone.
We’re providing loops in two tempi.
Using Kontakt’s Time Machine function and our
in-house developed ITM (Intelligent Tempo Mapping)
the loops will adapt to your carol seamlessly. We
have captured two meters (3/4 and 4/4) and two
feels… straight(ish) called ‘trot’ and a
shuffle-feel ‘gallop’ which Rudolph tells us keeps
him in perfect sync with the other reindeer.
We’ve also captured a sleigh full of
single hits, to create a set of round robins for
maximum realism… that’s between 23 and 41 different
hits per instrument.
The interface is themed around an
advent calendar (what else?!) You can open doors by
either clicking them, or playing any of the keys
associated with that door. The numbers refer to the
number of bells of that particular sleigh bell, and
in number 0 there is a general options field.
Did we mention it’s free?